Vein of galen aneurysmal malformation presented by dementia and impotence in an adult: Case report

Sherif Rashad, Tamer Hassan

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Abstract

Background:: Vein of Galen aneurysmal malformations are a rare entity of vascular malformations that present themselves in neonates and infants by congestive heart failure in early days of life or later on by hydrocephalus and macrocephaly; very few reports exist on their presentation in adulthood. Case Presentation:: In this case report, we review a case of an adult suffering from vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation that was not diagnosed until the early thirties of his life. His main clinical symptoms were dementia and impotence. Conclusions:: Vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation is extremely rare in adult. We present this case for better understanding of the pathophysiological process of such a rare disorder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-143
Number of pages4
JournalNeurosurgery Quarterly
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Aneurysm
  • Dementia
  • Galen
  • Impotence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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